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This Bulletin issue is dedicated to IP and fashion focusing on the crucial role played by IP in protecting the products of this creative and vibrant industry. The European IPR Helpdesk presents...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently launched a machine translation service of its decisions available through the eSearch Case Law application.  The automatic...
The EUIPO is launching the first-ever anti-counterfeiting blockchain competition in Europe and invites the brightest blockchain teams to take part in a 4-day Blockathon from 22 to 25 June 2018,...
As part of the training activities of the European IPR Helpdesk in the field of IP management and maximizing impact in Horizon 2020 projects, the team has released the brochure “Making the most of...
New PCT fees
Tuesday, 03.04.2018
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure has changed and is applicable from April 1, 2018.  Find out more here. 
This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union. Companies and designers from the UK have been using the Hague System to protect their industrial...
Starting April 1 2018, the Madrid Registry will no longer process documents and requests received by fax. With the Contact Madrid service, you will have access to a printable confirmation and...
Check EPO's website to be up to date on their upcoming webinars and events! You can search for details of EPO events on the patent event search area, here. As an example, on 18th of April EPO is...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has published its yearly report for 2017, where the EPO achieved its best results ever in terms of production, productivity, timeliness and quality.  Get...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have published a new report on "Trade in counterfeit goods and free trade...
Blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies have been a hot topic recently. But how might these technologies be used in the context of intellectual property (IP) law and practice? Birgit...
Twelve successful women entrepreneurs who have brought their breakthrough ideas to the market have made it to the shortlist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018, funded under Horizon 2020...
The Commission is gathering ideas to make H2020 missions as effective as possible, and wants to hear from the general public as well as research and innovation stakeholders. The call for feedback...
The Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) (OPRI) has notified the International Bureau (IB) that, with effect from 1 April 2018, it will cease to act as a receiving Office under the Patent...
4iP Council, which is dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to IP and innovation, has launched a new website area called "4 SMEs". This...
The European Commission has presented a set of concrete and operational measures to take down illegal content spreading online, from terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child...
The EUIPO has published a study on The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the Tyres and Batteries Sectors. This report shows that EUR 2.2 billion — corresponding to 7.5% of all sales in the tyre...
New IPR Charts have arrived!
Monday, 26.02.2018
The European IPR Helpdesk has published two new IPR Charts, one on the European Patent and the other concerning the International Patent Application (PCT). Click here to access the Charts.
The Plagiarius awards 2018 have recently been granted to the most flagrant imitations. The goal of this anti-prize is to denounce the unscrupulous business practices of counterfeiters, who...
Whether you are a coffee or a tea lover this new Case Study will surely interest you. It tells the story of how two Spanish entrepreneurs effectively protected and managed their IP rights and IP...